First-year applicants should be attending an approved high school program. Upon graduation, a minimum of 16 units, with 15 in college preparatory work, must be completed. The following college preparatory courses are required for all first-year applicants.
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of math (algebra I, algebra II, and geometry)
- 2 years of social studies (including 1 year of U.S. history)
- 2 years of a single foreign language (3 years strongly recommended)*
- 2 years of laboratory science
- 3 years of electives
- School of Engineering & School of Nursing applicants: high school chemistry and physics are required.
Beginning fall 2020, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will recalculate grade point averages for first-year applicants as a part of the admissions review process. The recalculation process allows the admissions committee to review all applicants using the same metric and provides the opportunity to weigh advanced coursework (AP, IB, Honors, etc.) in core classes as a component of the grade point average.
*UConn requires two years of documented foreign language study for students whose native language is English. For those with any other native language, English serves as a foreign language. UConn accepts most commonly offered languages, including American Sign Language, but excluding computer science. Foreign language courses taken at the middle school level will be recognized, so long as the study of that same language continues into high school. Applicants from schools that do not offer foreign language study, or who have been advised against language study due to learning difference, will still be considered for admission, but will need to complete two years of foreign language study at UConn to satisfy a degree requirement for graduation.